Have you ever wished that you had never met someone? Has that person wrecked havoc on your life and your heart and soul? Consider what Mother Teresa said:
Not much to rant on today, as it is getting crazy up in here. Just this small story: I thought a person I know was one of those people who was to be a "lesson" in my life. Marvin (name changed to protect identity) is a part of my work day. He is a flambuoyant kind of guy, dresses well, everyone likes him, but he is also rather snobby, or so I thought. I found him to be almost like an informant, as well. I could swear to this day he was the one who ratted me out when I had a copy of the building key, something that came into my possession because I had done a friend a favor by giving my original to her when she was essentially fired. If she couldn't come up with an original, it would have been a mess. So I traded her. I mentioned that I had a copy key and probably wouldn't hand it in because again, it would create a mess. There were 4 people that heard it. One day I got called into the office and was asked about having a copied key. I 'fessed up, but was so upset that there was a mole who had taken my information and ratted me out. Because of Marvin's tendency to mention things that people would rather not have mentioned to administration, I had to believe it was him. (He's also very well-loved by the administration, as one might imagine!)
He ended up in my work area and it was not the greatest thing that ever happened to me. But I endured it and made the best of it. Then something funny happened. We started getting along really well. He made me laugh and smile at the funny things he did. It seemed like his honest, forthright questions had a way of exposing some of my inner feelings--feelings that I preferred to keep hidden. Plus, in certain situations, he actually backed me up instead of going in a more self-serving direction. He has witnessed me cry on several occasions, which I feel is not coincidental. He has an ability to get directly to the core of your feelings. It's not like we are best buddies or anything, but I've appreciated his occasional questions of interest and concern about my life. Before Christmas Break we had a school staff Christmas Party. It was a sit-down luncheon at a local 'Spaghetti Factory' and it was really fun! Before I left, he made sure to find me, give me a hug, and wish me a Merry Christmas. It really made my day and I now have to say that this person has turned into a blessing in my life!
Who are some people that have been surprise blessings in your life?
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